Originating from Egypt, this seed shaped herb is often called habbatussauda. Befitting the name, the seeds of the flower plant are solid black and have a shape resembling a sunflower seed. The flavor and aroma of black cumin is very distinctive and often used as a flavoring spice in India and the Middle East.
Kali Jiri or the Black Cumin seeds are a native to South east Asia, predominantly India and are indicated to be anthelmintic and are used in skin diseases, tonic, stomachic diuretic, employed for helping destroy Pediculi and also contain Bitter principles. Thymoquinone (TQ) is the main active ingredient in black cumin seeds that can help boost the immune system and contain powerful antioxidants. This content can help increase cell activity to become a natural killer of various diseases and symptoms.